Thursday 2 pm


Thursday 2 pm

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemperton

General Session
The Advantage of Disadvantage: How to Transform Adversity into Action

Steve Pemberton's story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds—overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Now a major motion picture, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve's highly motivational messages: believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others and, most of all, persevere. Determined to use his success as a platform to lift up others, Pemberton has made equality, access and opportunity pillars of both his professional and personal life. He currently serves as chief human resources officer for Globoforce. Prior to that, he had a significant role at Walgreens, where he was the first person in Walgreens' 100-plus year history to hold the position of chief diversity officer.


A Chance in the World Film | Steve Pemberton from Boston College on Vimeo.

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. to hear from Aetna staff regarding their plans for contracting with providers, networks, credentialing, outreach, and other critical topics important to the successful implementation of their new health plan into KanCare.
For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or
This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at or (316) 858-4988.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage ( or Ronni Anderson ( at (785) 233-7436.